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Do you know a good startup attorney in the Washington DC area?

Do you know a good startup attorney in the Washington DC area?

We are launching in a matter of weeks and need to be ship=shape as we go
online.

We need counsel in all aspects of web and internet business.

From: [removed to protect privacy] [mailto:[removed to protect privacy]]
On Behalf Of Max
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:10 PM
To: Vinod Valloppillil; Tony Rajakumar
Cc: Barnabe Geis; Richard Shank; [removed to protect privacy];
shlomi.dinoor
Subject: Re: [FD Members] Founders legal agreement - acceleration and
anti-dilution

Few corrections,
There is no point compensating for sweat as it is not worth anything unless
it yields a result.

As for IP, it shouldn't be compensated by equity ether, you get royalties if
IP was pre company formation or you get nothing as it is a work product you
working for the company and your already getting equity for your work.

--- On Tue, 1/29/13, Tony Rajakumar <to...@snugboo.com> wrote:

From: Tony Rajakumar <to...@snugboo.com>
Subject: Re: [FD Members] Founders legal agreement - acceleration and
anti-dilution
To: "Vinod Valloppillil" <vi...@vinod.com>
Cc: "Barnabe Geis" <barna...@gmail.com>, "Richard Shank"
<deve...@zestic.com>, "alphaone2k" <alphaon...@yahoo.com>,
[removed to protect privacy], "shlomi.dinoor" <shlomi.din...@gmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 12:50 PM

The principle here is that it compensates for the sweat and/or IP that the
founders have already put in before drawing up the legal docs. The cliff
doesn't make sense in this context - the cliff is so that you get to see the
person's performance before you commit equity. If you've already spent
significant time with each other, and you're making it more formal, then
you've already seen their performance and like it. So why have a cliff at
that point?

As long as the majority of the stock is on a vesting clock, there won't be
any issues raising money etc. If too much is already vested, professional
investors very likely will make you restart the vesting clock on some
portion of your already vested stock. Yes, really.

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 8:31 AM, Vinod Valloppillil <vi...@vinod.com> wrote:

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Ben Willman
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Innovation Strategy, Product Design and CTO

We've used Steve Kaplan from Pillsbury, he's a good guy, works with a lot
of startups - but has resources of larger firm available.

They sponsor the Lean Startup Circle Meetup here in D.C.

Best,

Ben

Mark Morris
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Mark Morris Entrepreneur
CEO and Founder at MyGigline

Nir,

I know a few great lawyers and can give you their e-mail addresses if you
want. The come from very well know firms (DLA Piper and Pillsbury).  Just
shoot me a separate e-mail at m...@mygigline.com.

Best,
Mark

Mark Morris
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Mark Morris Entrepreneur
CEO and Founder at MyGigline

Ben is spot on.  Steve is one of the guys I was going to refer you too.
Again, if you want a couple other names just shoot me an e-mail.

Best,
Mark

Zack Liscio
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Zack Liscio Entrepreneur

Also a big Steve Kaplan (Pillsbury) fan, he's done our incorporation and
helped with lots of the details in getting off the ground.

Zack

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